Could a simple half hour exercise help you flourish? This article, which first appeared in the Geelong Advertiser on 24 December 2018 makes the case for taking the character strengths survey in order to improve your sense of self-worth and well-being. The character strengths test is available by clicking here.
Tag: Positive Psychology
Television presenter Angie Hilton and clinical psychologist Chris Mackey discuss how to find your character strengths signature as well as some practical ways to apply the results. The character strengths survey can be found at http://www.viacharacter.org/www/Character-Strengths-Survey. This clip was taken from series 2, episode 9 of Australian Television show, Destination Happiness.
Chris Mackey discusses the benefits to identifying and utilising your top character strengths.
One of the most useful and widely used Positive Psychology strategies for promoting wellbeing is to identify and draw upon our signature character strengths, which relate to our enduring key virtues. These character strengths are the kind of virtues which are recognised by all cultures. There is an accessible scientific method of identifying signature character… Read more »
As a psychologist, when you hear your clients’ deeply personal stories over many years, you learn that often their most profound experiences often have a numinous or sacred quality. This article explores the role of numinous or sacred experiences in someone’s recovery from mental health problems.
Mainstream media, including TV, radio and newspapers can have a very important role in promoting positive physical and mental health. Conveying health messages through popular media has a much greater reach than typical health interventions, which are generally targeted to individuals. As a clinical psychologist that is why I’m especially pleased to be involved in… Read more »
Some of the most important messages about mental health are simple optimistic messages. This article explores the role of the media in perpetuating a positive environment for our community, as well as how a pessimistic outlook has been perpetuated by pharmaceutical companies in order to gain financially.
This is Chris’s interview with Libbi Gorr on 774 ABC radio in Melbourne on Sunday 15th April. We discuss how synchronicity can promote a sense of connection and meaning. Callers rang with their own examples of uncanny coincidences. For more information on my book, Synchronicity: Empower your life with the gift of coincidence and updated… Read more »
This article outlines the contribution that Geelong is making to the wellbeing of hundreds of millions of people across the world led by Geelong Grammar’s pioneering of the positive education movement within Australia and beyond.
This podcast is a recording of Chris’s interview with Dr Bernie Beitman, a psychiatrist from Virginia, USA, whose radio program on synchronicity is called Connecting with Coincidence. In the interview Chris and Bernie discuss telepathy, how synchronicity is very relevant to the field of positive psychology, and how therapists can draw on synchronicity with clients…. Read more »